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Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. Plan to visit Hverfjall during your Reykjahlid vacation using our convenient Reykjahlid vacation trip planner.
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  • It's a steep climb to get up but well worth the view. Interesting to see what a volcano looks like up close! It looks like you can walk the whole way around but we only walked about a quarter of the w...  read more »
  • So interesting to see the size of the crater from the rim. I only hiked to the rim, but many were walking the entire rim. Had time permitted I would have loved to do so also. 
  • Nice 20min hike up the crater.Then walk along the ridge of crater atop for views of crater and Lake Myvatn region for pictures. Enjoy the views,take nice photos,depending on time of day one prefers.We...  read more »
  • Was there in mid june and it was a bit boring. The crater seems to be much more interesting while there is some snow remaining. The view of the surrounding is nice though. Might not be worth climbing up in the summer for everbody.
  • I came here in May. Not worth going during the summer.
  • Great view, we wanted to do the walk around the top but the weather came in!
  • Visited in beginning of June - Easy hike to a magnificent view
  • It is a huge crater but there was no way to trek all the way up. It was something one views from a distance.
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